[WSMDiscuss] Palestine in movement…, Italy in movement : Fwd: Press Release : Gaza alive is life for Palestine

JS CACIM jai.sen at cacim.net
Tue Jul 18 05:39:20 CEST 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Palestine in movement…

[Here is an urgent appeal for a sign on in relation to Gaza.  The person who has sent this to me tried doing this post on this list a few days ago, but as far as I can see, her post did not appear, and therefore this re-post.  But apologies for any duplications.  Please consider signing on, and especially – as per her note – people from Asia and Africa; sign on at we4gaza.org <http://we4gaza.org/> :

Press Release :

Gaza alive is life for Palestine

Appeal for children of Gaza, Genoa, Italy; NWRG (New Weapons Research Groups), Italy; and Culture is Freedom, a Campaign for Palestine, Italy

            Thanks for writing in Paola – and I really don't understand why your earlier post did not appear when you tried posting it, at least on WSMDiscuss – and in solidarity –



> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Paola Manduca <paolamanduca at gmail.com>
> Subject: press release Gaza alive is life for Palestine
> Date: July 16, 2017 at 6:14:04 AM CST
> To: JS CACIM <jai.sen at cacim.net>

dear can you spread please?? Asia Africa... join

we4gaza.org <http://we4gaza.org/>

Over 1000 individuals and 65 associations and networks from several continents have signed a call for an international campaign in just a few days. 
"GAZA ALIVE IS LIFE  FOR PALESTINE" (found at we4gaza,org in EN/AR/IT/SP) was launched by three associations active for years in different fields  (health, research and culture) and committed to work in solidarity with the people of Gaza and recognize their right to live:  Appeal for children of Gaza, Genoa, Italy; NWRG -onlus (New weapons research groups), Italy; and Culture is Freedom, a Campaign for Palestine, Italy;. Signatures continue to be received   on we4gaza.org <http://we4gaza.org/>
Among the first signatures were Noam Chomsky, US pacifist essayist, AnnWright, former US Army colonel and peace activist, Professor Francis Boyle, lawyer; From Palestine  Prof Mazin Qumsiyeh, Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability and dirctor of Palestine Museum of Natral History, Samir Zaqut, director of Al Mezzan cernter for human rights; From Israel, Nurit Peled-El Hanan, Sakharov Prize, Michel Warshawski, journalist and essayist; From India Niloufer Bhagwat, vice president of the Bar Association; From Great Britain, journalist and writer John Pilger, Swee ANg founder of Medical AId for Palesitne, Derek Summerfiels, leading head of the campaign against torture by Doctors, Haifa Zangane and Victoria Britten, writers; From France Christiane Hessel-Chabry, Honorary Chairman of the EJE Association (Les enfants, jeu et l'éducation); From Greece Haris Golemis, economist director of Nicos Poulantzas Institute; From Lebanon writer Bayan Nuwayhed Al Hout and political science professor and journalist Nahla Chahal; The Nobel Peace Prize Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Irish; The General Coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine Pierre Galand from Brussels; Richard Falk, former United Nations rapporteur on the situation of the occupied Palestinian Territories. From Palestine Mazin Qumsiyeh scientist and director of the Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability and Samir Zaqut of the Al Mezza center for Human Rights; From Italy Egidia Beretta, President of the Utopia Vik Foundation, Luisa Morgantini, former President of the European Parliament, Gianni Tognoni, Secretary General of the Permanent Tribunal of Peoples.

Other signatories are writers and journalists, lawyers and doctors, professors and researchers, Italian and European parliamentarians, social and cultural activists, who are in solidarity with the people of Gaza are asking for efficacious intervention by the institutions, starting with the European ones, for  Gaza the stay alive and grow.

The European Co-ordination of Palestine Associations and Committees (ECCP) from Brussels has already  appealed to the European Union's High Representative Federica Mogherini, in view of the European Council of Foreign Ministers to be held on 17 July. Letters were sent to the President of Parliament, Mr Taviani, and to the head of the Parliamentary groups and those coordinating the affair of Palestine and Israel, and to the member of the Palestine Commission of the European Parliament . We will follow up.

The appeal highlights Israel's responsibilities on the current disastrous economic and social situation in Gaza, and points to its strategy to cause bycrisis after crisis that may lead to the slow extermination of a population already affected by several military attacks with thousands of civilian victims which destroyed essential infrastructure.

We state that the reiterated crisis have not been and can not be solved by buffer measures. Emergencies, such as the recent electricity crisis and the almost permanent scarcity of drinking water, can only be solved - emphasizes the appeal - joining short and long-term development plans without which menace of deaths will continue to strangulate the population. Every day, children and adults are dying because they can not receive the necessary care due to the lack of adequate medication and equipment (dialysis, diabetes, cancer patients, children with cystic fibrosis, premature infants, patients requiring surgery).

The appeal,  finally point to the fact that the agony of Gaza  endangers the very possibility of Palestine's life, which, as essential conditions, needs the involvement of all the people in the path of self-determination, the  participation in a widespread democratic process, the end of Israeli siege and occupation: Gaza has to live in order for  Palestine to live.

correspondence , and signatories available for interviews by contacting wexgaza at gmail.com <mailto:wexgaza at gmail.com>

Jai Sen

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